Woodblock Prints

Japanese Woodblock Prints, mostly from the later Edo Period (1603-1868).

`The story of the beautiful is already complete - hewn in the marvels of the Parthenon - and embroidered, with birds, upon the fan of Hokusai at the foot of Fujiyama` J.A.M.Whistler, 1885.

 

Japanese things...conjure a picture of a place, where sensations are always new, where art pours out of daily life, where everything exists in a dream of endless beautiful flow - Edmund de Waal

 

`I have never confided to you the extent to which the Japanese Print per se has inspired me. I never got over my first experience with it and I shall never, probably, recover. I hope I shan`t.` Frank Lloyd Wright 1954.

Ando Hiroshige


Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a low-ranking samurai whose family held a h...

Chikanobu, Toyohara


Toyohara Chikanobu (1832-1912).In his younger days, he had studied the Kan...

Kuniyoshi


Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was a rival to the skill and imagination of ...

Manga Books


Japanese Woodblock printed books of the Edo period are probably best known...

Shunga Prints


Please note that some of these images are sexually explicit and may offend...

Utagawa Kunisada


Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) was one of the great, yet strangely under-rat...

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